Constructing the smart living building means producing a building ahead of its time, since it will respond to goals set for the year 2050. Nowadays, a person consumes in average 5,500 watts. The goal is to reduce this consumption to 3,500 watts by 2050. Likewise, a person emits 7.2 tons of CO2 a year. The objective is to reduce this emission to 2 tons per person per year. Therefore, the construction of the the smart living building implies finding answers to these 2050 goals and setting an example. This building will house the research activities of the smart living lab as of 2020. Around 80-100 workstations are planned to be installed. This conference presents first results of a two year research programme,which aimed to set up specific targets, methods and technical solutions for this building.